Posted on 23 May 2009.
Let us have a look at top 10 most female empowering songs of all time. To watch and listen to these top ten break up songs click here.
1. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
When in 1978 Gloria released her album named “Love tracks”, although it only received Grammy Award for the best Disco Recording in 1980, for all the women in the world it became he ultimate “getting-over-the-break-up” song. It tells about a woman who recently got broken-up with and now moving forward with her life, not wanting look back at her exboyfriend. To this very day “I will Survive” dominates girls nights out, office parties, engagement and divorce parties, as well as Karaoke nights. Thirty years later Gloria empowers women with her beautiful vocals and motivates them to move on with their lives.
2. “Strong Enough” by Cher
An international hit from American actress-singer Cher, from her twenty-third album named “Believe”, released in May 1999. Although “strong enough” did not received recognition in US, where it was first released, after the song was remixed, it became chart climber in almost every country that it was charted. The songs tells a story of a woman, who realized that her relationships has gone sour, and it’s time for her lover to leave, while he tries to convince her that he will change. Curiously, “Strong Enough” became number one song played on gay/lesbian parades around the globe.
3. “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon
It was written by Simon and released in December 1972. Not only the song was a national hit in the seventies, it also made the #72 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of All-Time, as well as voted #216 in RIAA’s Songs of the Century. The song talks about self-absorbed ex lover, who thinks he is the dream of every girl. During the years to come “you’re so vain” was remixed by other musical artists such as Liza Minnelli, Smokie and Janet Jackson. The latest reference to the song was made when it was cast in a blockbuster “How to lose a guy in 10 days”.
4. “It’s Not Right (but it’s ok)” by Whitney Huston
A song by American R&B singer from her 1999 album “My love is your love”. Houston won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for this song. The song reached #3 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1999 and stayed in the chart for 15 weeks because it was a very popular hit. The concept of the song is about a woman who breaks up with her cheating partner over finding several evidences of his infidelity. “It’s Not Right (but it’s ok)” has a lot of energy to it, after release of the official video it became one of the most popular rebound songs.
5. “Irreplaceable” by Beyonce Knowles
The song was collaboration between Knowles and Ne-Yo, released in her second solo album B’Day in 2006. The single performed well on the US Billboard Hot 100, remaining at the top spot for ten consecutive weeks. Certified multi-platinum, “Irreplaceable” is the US’ best-selling single in 2007. The song talks about a woman who is kicking her lover out after finding out that he has been playing double game and cheated on her while she was providing him with luxury and expensive gifts. The song is written in such way that many women could relate to it, which ultimately makes it a guide to the female empowerment.